Awad, Anne Elizabeth Crimmins

Gracious Hostess And Cooking Expert Was Executive Secretary At Mills & Lupton

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Anne Elizabeth Crimmins Awad
Anne Elizabeth Crimmins Awad

Anne Elizabeth Crimmins Awad, age 90, died on January 10, 2024.

Anne, the youngest daughter of the late John B. Crimmins and the late Margaret Ryan Crimmins, was born on October 13, 1933. She was also pre-deceased by her sister, Margaret Crimmins Kaiser and her brother, John B. Crimmins, Jr..

Anne was raised in the Catholic faith, and attended and graduated from OLPH School, Notre Dame High School, and Trinity College in Washington, D.C.. She was an active member of Our Lady of The Mount Catholic Church until she moved to Alexian Village on Signal Mountain in 2011.

Anne married George J. Awad in 1961. They were married for 50 years, until George’s death in May, 2011.

Anne worked for the Chattanooga Times for several years. Anne wrote articles for the cooking page each week. She and George cooked many recipes and offered their comments about the recipes, as well as possible improvements for the recipes for all the readers.

Anne joined the family business, Mills and Lupton Supply Company, in the late 1950s. She served as executive secretary to the officers of the company for many years. Anne compiled and oversaw the production and publication of the company’s product catalogues as one of the many tasks she undertook in her role at the company.

Anne was involved in many civic organizations, including Allied Arts of Chattanooga, the Hunter Art Museum, the Girls Club of Chattanooga, the Houston Museum and the United Way of Greater Chattanooga. Anne served as president of the Junior League of Chattanooga in 1970-1971.

Anne’s home was tasteful in every way. Dinner invitations to their home were always regarded as something special. George was a master cook of every type of food, and Anne knew how to make every guest feel especially welcome in their home. They had a very wide circle of friends from their business and volunteer connections in Chattanooga.

Anne is survived by six nephews and two nieces: Joseph Norman Awad, Jr. (Shawna) of Acworth, GA, John B. Crimmins, III (Debbie) of Houston, TX, Ward Crimmins (Sally) of Signal Mountain, TN, Meg Crimmins Beene of Lookout Mountain, TN, Ryan Crimmins (Boofie), Lookout Mountain, TN, Chris Crimmins (Susan) of Lookout Mountain, TN, Mary Anne Kaiser Williams (Rick), Lookout Mountain, GA, and Bert Kaiser (Julie) of Chattanooga, TN. Anne is also survived by nine great nieces and nephews, and 12 great-great nieces and nephews.

Anne’s family would like to thank the sixth floor staff at the Alexian Health Care facility for their very kind help taking care of Anne in recent years.

A memorial Mass will be planned for Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. in the Alexian Chapel, Signal Mountain.

Anyone wishing to send a memorial gift in Anne’s name may choose a church or charity of their choice or consider one of the following:

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank www.chattfoodbank.org

Notre Dame High School www.myndhs.com

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School www.myolph.com

You may share condolence with the family at www.heritagechattanooga.com

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Chapel.

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